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Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)

Phone: (312) 548-8608 Fax: (312) 372-7076 20 S Clark St Ste 500, Chicago, IL 60603

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The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is a non-profit which represents small businesses through political advocacy, networking, consumer education, and support services. Located in Chicago, IL, this organization represents small businesses across Chicagoland, and has chapters in Chicago, Lake County, North Shore, the northwest suburbs, the southern suburbs, and the western suburbs.

The SBAC supports small businesses through their many events and educational meetings, which assist businesses in networking, advocating for their rights, and learning about sound business practices which can boost their profits and increase brand loyalty. Their advocacy initiatives include reforming tax credits, supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act, addressing pension issues, establishing a healthcare cooperative to stabilize healthcare costs for businesses, and setting aside procurements for small businesses to be awarded for fair business practices.

Membership benefits include joining the health insurance private exchange, receiving increased access to capital for business growth, office sharing programs, savings programs which include strategic partnerships, a pro bono program offering turnaround consulting to struggling businesses, and a retirement plan exchange. They also have an SBAC Young Professionals Board, which assists young professionals in navigating the often complicated environment of the modern workplace. This includes networking events that introduce professionals to others in their field, and volunteer opportunities to assist professionals in giving back to the community and supporting local non-profits.

Visit the website for The Small Business Advocacy Council to learn about the benefits of membership, read their resource sheets for supporting and assisting businesses, and apply for membership to one of their chapters within the Chicagoland area.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
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Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 24, 2013 Business started: 04/16/2010 Business started locally: 04/16/2010 Business incorporated 04/16/2010 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Stephanie Nommensen Ms. Amy Masters, Executive Director Mr. Elliot Richardson, CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Stephanie Nommensen
Business Category

Non Profit Organizations - General Membership Associations Business Consultants Professional Organizations Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor, and Political Organizations) (NAICS: 813990)

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Additional Locations

  • 20 S Clark St Ste 500

    Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 548-8608


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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Customer Reviews Summary

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